Still Life in Stick Season

American Pokeweed, not particularly common here in central Vermont, with fruits poisonous to us (but not to birds), glowed during my walk this morning above downtown Montpelier.

By | November 27th, 2016|Botany|9 Comments

Getting Gulls: The Map

Go forth and get gulls. As a bonus feature of my Getting Gulls workshop in Essex, Vermont, on December 1, I'm developing a crowd-sourced map to prime gull-watching sites in New England. It's your gateway to gulls.

By | November 18th, 2016|Birding Maps, Birds, Birdwatching|0 Comments

Got Gulls?

They are among the most successful birds on Earth, living from polar regions to parking lots, along shorelines or at sewage ponds. They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, they can be notoriously hard to identify — but not any more. Getting Gulls, my new workshop, debuts Thursday, December 1 at 6:30PM in the Essex High School auditorium in Essex, Vermont.

By | October 31st, 2016|Birds, Birdwatching, Events and Announcements, Getting Gulls|3 Comments

Cold Caddisflies Copulating

On a cold, miserable day at my home here in Vermont, a pair of caddisflies found time to "get hot" and make more caddisflies.

By | October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Autumn EcoAlerts

Four reminders for you to look high, low and in between as you walk the cold, soggy paths this weekend.

By | October 21st, 2016|Being Outside, Birds, Botany, Insects|3 Comments

Got Geese?

Now that Snow Geese are returning to Vermont, track the migration with my 2016 Snow Goose Scoop. It's one-stop shopping for the great white goose show.

By | October 14th, 2016|Birding Maps, Birds, Birdwatching|Comments Off on Got Geese?

A Butterfly and a Tribute to Glenn Jenks

During fall migration here on Monhegan Island, Maine: a butterfly and a memorial.

By | September 23rd, 2016|Being Outside, Living and Dying, Migration, Monhegan Island|12 Comments

Celebrate Our Future with Nature on September 17

We can save the world. Or at least change it for the better. So let’s honor North Branch Nature Center, which helps save the world and enrich our lives every single day. Join us for one of the year’s great eco-events — a grand, green gala — when we celebrate NBNC’s 20th Anniversary on September 17 starting at 6PM here in Montpelier

By | September 7th, 2016|Being Outside, Events and Announcements|1 Comment

Insects in Vermont Today – Naked in Norway on Wednesday

Tune in at noon today (Tuesday) for insects, and meet me and Ruth Wednesday for wildlife above the Arctic Circle.

By | August 30th, 2016|Birds, Insects|Comments Off on Insects in Vermont Today – Naked in Norway on Wednesday

The Sunflower and the Butterfly: Together They Fall

When you kill a rare sunflower here in Vermont, you may also be killing a rare butterfly.

By | August 24th, 2016|Butterflies, Conservation Biology, Ecology and Conservation|12 Comments
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